- Africa’s population of lions has been cut in half since the 1950’s and today there are around 23,000 left on the continent.
- The lion is the only social member of the big cat family and lives in groups known as prides which number as many as 15 lions.
- The hunting is done mainly by females in the pride who prefer to hunt at night and work in teams to stalk and ambush prey.
- You can hear an adult male lion’s roar as far as 8 kilometres away.
- Lions can reach a top speed of 81 kmph when they hunt.